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10 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career

kiplinger:

10) Construction

9) Information Science

8) Math

7) Finance

6) Information Systems

5) Nursing

4) Information Systems Management

3) Civil Engineering

2) Computer Science

1) Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

For more info, including expected salaries, check out Kiplinger.com.

Is this really true? According to this article, English majors are the hot new hire and on high demand.

“It’s time to cheer on girls and women who want to sit at the table.” - Sheryl SandbergWe couldn’t agree more!
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“It’s time to cheer on girls and women who want to sit at the table.”
- Sheryl Sandberg

We couldn’t agree more!

(via ‘Lean In’ Quotes: 11 Of The Best Quotations From Sheryl Sandberg’s New Book - Image source)

Women in Business: How Far Have We Really Come Since “The Feminine Mystique”?  on OPEN Forum
As Friedan very presciently noted in The Feminine Mystique, “It is time to stop giving lip service to the idea that there are no battles left to be fought for women in America, that women’s rights have already been won.”
But there is hope that American women will never again suffer from “the problem that has no name.” As Friedan wrote in 1997, “It’s awesome to consider how women have changed the very possibilities of our lives and are changing the values of every part of our society since we broke through The Feminine Mystique only two generations ago.”How do you feel about the progress women have made?Read more here on OPEN Forum
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Women in Business: How Far Have We Really Come Since “The Feminine Mystique”?  on OPEN Forum

As Friedan very presciently noted in The Feminine Mystique, “It is time to stop giving lip service to the idea that there are no battles left to be fought for women in America, that women’s rights have already been won.”

But there is hope that American women will never again suffer from “the problem that has no name.” As Friedan wrote in 1997, “It’s awesome to consider how women have changed the very possibilities of our lives and are changing the values of every part of our society since we broke through The Feminine Mystique only two generations ago.”

How do you feel about the progress women have made?

Read more here on OPEN Forum

(via Women in Business: How Far Have We Really Come Since “The Feminine Mystique”? - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

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Want To Advance Your Career? Then Work On Your EQ
In case you don’t yet feel it, emotional intelligence—the ability regulate emotions in one’s self and identify emotions in others—is a predictor of workplace success, both for employees and managers.
Taken together, emotional intelligence—and its associated intuitions—may be helpful for leaders, teams, and companies looking to grow (and create). Drawing from Daniel Goleman’s landmark Emotional Intelligence, Ebokosia describes its five factors of Emotional Intellgience as such:
Empathy: The ability to shift perspectives and gain a better understanding of others, or, in fancy-pants language, “inter-subjectivize.”
Motivation: The driving force(s) of your actions. Your compass, north star, wayfinding. Your interior cartographic prowess.
Self-regulation: Being able to deal with your own emotions before they deal with you. Linked with delaying gratification and not eating the marshmallow.
Social skills: Knowing what to say in order to engage your team—and knowing how not to offend them.
Self-awareness: Understanding your own emotions improves your interactions, since getting intimate with your feelings lets you better understand how they affect others.
Here’s the full story.
[Image: Flickr user Wendell]

fastcompany:

Want To Advance Your Career? Then Work On Your EQ

In case you don’t yet feel it, emotional intelligence—the ability regulate emotions in one’s self and identify emotions in others—is a predictor of workplace success, both for employees and managers.

Taken together, emotional intelligence—and its associated intuitions—may be helpful for leaders, teams, and companies looking to grow (and create). Drawing from Daniel Goleman’s landmark Emotional Intelligence, Ebokosia describes its five factors of Emotional Intellgience as such:

  • Empathy: The ability to shift perspectives and gain a better understanding of others, or, in fancy-pants language, “inter-subjectivize.”
  • Motivation: The driving force(s) of your actions. Your compass, north star, wayfinding. Your interior cartographic prowess.
  • Self-regulation: Being able to deal with your own emotions before they deal with you. Linked with delaying gratification and not eating the marshmallow.
  • Social skills: Knowing what to say in order to engage your team—and knowing how not to offend them.
  • Self-awareness: Understanding your own emotions improves your interactions, since getting intimate with your feelings lets you better understand how they affect others.

Here’s the full story.

[Image: Flickr user Wendell]

Top Ten Cities for Women Entrepreneurs 1. San Francisco, CA2. Seattle, WA3. Washington, DC4. Minneapolis, MN5. Portland, OR6. Atlanta, GA7. Austin, TX8. Raleigh, NC9. Denver, CO10. San Diego, CA
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Top Ten Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

1. San Francisco, CA
2. Seattle, WA
3. Washington, DC
4. Minneapolis, MN
5. Portland, OR
6. Atlanta, GA
7. Austin, TX
8. Raleigh, NC
9. Denver, CO
10. San Diego, CA

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4 LinkedIn Tips for Career Succes in 20131. Start a LinkedIn Group2. Model Yourself After Someone You Admire3. Update Your Profile4. Make New Connections
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4 LinkedIn Tips for Career Succes in 2013

1. Start a LinkedIn Group
2. Model Yourself After Someone You Admire
3. Update Your Profile
4. Make New Connections

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Career Happiness Index 2012
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5 Tips for Optimizing Your LinkedIn Company Page
#1 - Banner Images#2 - Career and Products Now Featured on Home Tab#3 - Product Recommendations More Prominently Featured#4 - Featured and Targeted Updates#5 - Visibility on Mobile Apps
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5 Tips for Optimizing Your LinkedIn Company Page

#1 - Banner Images
#2 - Career and Products Now Featured on Home Tab
#3 - Product Recommendations More Prominently Featured
#4 - Featured and Targeted Updates
#5 - Visibility on Mobile Apps

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"What Do I Want To Do When I Grow Up?" Is The Wrong Question To Ask

My unconventional career path took me to five major national and international cities. I stayed at jobs for as long as 18 months and as short as 1 month. I sold all of my belongings and moved cross-country because my intuition told me to. I worked with over fifteen different startups in one year of living in New York City. I started a blog to document my journey—both the leanings and the mistakes. I started a website to document the stories of people boldly pursuing their life’s work. I messed up two startups. I accidentally turned insomnia into a global movement. I met with tarot card readers, talked strategy with multi-million dollar entrepreneurs, and helped a best-selling author launch a publishing company, all to see if I could answer the question I’d been wondering since I was five: what do I want to do when I grow up?

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